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Rabbis for Rain

Contact: Rabbi Yehuda Levin, 718-469-6999

MEDIA ADVISORY, Nov. 6 /Christian Newswire/ -- One thousand Rabbis associated with the Rabbinical Alliance of America and the Union of Orthodox Rabbis of the U.S. and Canada are sending a special emissary to Atlanta to perform an ancient Jewish prayer ritual beseeching Divine Intervention to end the drought.

The last time Rabbi Yehuda Levin performed this ritual, August 7, 1986, four days of rain followed throughout various areas in the South! [See background below].

"Orthodox Jews wish to show solidarity with those suffering from the drought and other natural disasters. We want to kick off a nationwide movement of prayer. Furthermore, we wish to announce a program which we believe could curtail much of the disaster our country has been experiencing" declared Rabbi Yehuda Levin.

The Prayer Ritual will begin 2 P.M.

When: Wednesday, November 7, 2007 and will be followed by a press conference.

Where: Goldome State Capital, 214 State Capital, S.W.

Background

Rabbi Levin held a prayer service for rain on the steps of the Statehouse in Columbia, S.C. as reported in an A.P. story from Columbia. An A.P. photo graced page one of the Aiken Standard on Friday August 8, 1986. On page 2 of the Aiken Standard the following Tuesday, August 12 an article appears entitled "Meteorologists Suspect Drought May Be Over" which details the tremendous volumes of rain which fell in the previous days in Georgia, North Carolina, etc. "Heavy thunderstorms spanned the drought region on Monday, from Southeast Virginia to Florida's panhandle," the paper reported.

 

The Weather Warehouse.com site indicated that from August 1, 1986 through the seventh less than one fifth of an inch of rain fell, but from Friday August 8, 1986 through Monday, August 11 it rained every day for a total of 2 3/4 inches!